God’s Vision for CHBC: 3 Piers, 3 Pillars, and 3 Purposes
Pillar 3: Multi-Cultural
This may seem like a reaction to the current crisis of race relations in our world. But in reality, we believe the Bible teaches us that there is only one race, but many nations, or people groups. We also are able to observe that within every people group there are many different cultures. Culture can be defined by language, ethnicity, age, socio-economics, education, affinities, or many other factors that will subdivide a larger group of people into similar sub-groups.
The conviction to be Multi-Cultural grows from the pages of Scripture, not the headlines of contemporary news stories. The Old Testament instructed the Jews how to incorporate those who would come from other people groups but wanted to follow Yahweh. The New Testament Church was made up of both Jews and Gentiles. Jews from many different parts of the world, as well as Gentiles from many different parts of the world. Many different language groups, many different ethnicities, men, women, affluent, and poor all gathered into local congregations in order to worship the One true and living God.
This is why CHBC has the conviction that the local body should be as diverse culturally as the community in which it exists. The local body can be a light to the world in regard to loving relationships. Where the world sees conflict, the church can be a people who love one another based on Christ, rather than simply on our similarities.
Celebrate Sunday School Sunday – August 13 at 9 AM
This is our annual Sunday School promotion Sunday. Preschool, Children, and Youth will all promote to new classes. The entire Sunday School will be encouraged to be present and invite new guests. We will have several food stations in the hallways to greet you as you enter for Sunday School, and there will be a recognition of all Sunday School Leaders during the AM Worship Service.
AWANA Kick-Off – Wednesday, August 16 at 6 PM
AWANA is a ministry for children, Preschool to 6th Grade. AWANA meets every Wednesday night during the school year. We generally follow the schedule of Moore Public Schools. From 6 to 7:30 each Wednesday faithful, Christian servants are teaching children how to love and follow Jesus. Scripture memory, games, missions, and Bible stories make up the activities that each child will engage in during the very fast-paced, action packed hour and a half. For more information visit our website or talk with Mr. Tom.
CHBC Resource Center
Visit the CHBC Resource Center outside the Worship Center. There are three featured books: The ESV Study Bible; Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem; and The Valley of Vision, ed. by Arthur Bennett. Our featured books are for sale and are books that we believe every Christian home should own. There are also several free resources.
Scripture of the Month - August
Titus 2:12, “instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”
During 2023 CHBC will be saying aloud verses from the book of Titus 2. CHBC quotes Scripture aloud during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. The goal of 2023 is for you to be able to quote the entire second chapter of the Epistle to Titus. Pick up your Scripture Memory card packs at the Resource Center outside the middle doors of the Worship Center.